My unstyled life isn’t messy or clean or ugly or stunning. Instead, my goal is to create a home that reflects back the spirit and personality of our family. It’s a work in progress. Sometimes the beauty in my life is by accident, other times it’s intentional. It’s there, either way, because when I remember to fill my home with what I love–person, place, or thing–odds are it will be beautiful. Maybe not always appreciated, but always beautiful. If you feel the same, you are welcome to share a link to your own unstyled life in the comments.
Today I am making Nigella Lawson’s Guinness Chocolate Cake for my mother in-law’s birthday party. It’s only a family party, but still. Bah. Parties. I know I’ll have fun once I get there, but up until the moment I am there and enjoying myself, I dread get togethers. I would much rather be tucked up in the flannel sheets, reading a book and listening to the wind travel up and down the branches of our Chinese Elm tree.
I am a homebody.